Supreme does not make its own sneakers. The New York label instead chooses to team up with a select few footwear brands it has established a strong relationship with since its founding in 1994. So when someone talks about Supreme sneakers, they are most likely referring to a collaborative project with the likes of Vans, Timberland, Nike, Clarks Originals, or Swoosh subsidiary Jordan Brand.

Supreme’s co-sign is usually enough to guarantee a sell-out when the collaborative sneakers are released, which is why it’s not hard to imagine that Supreme could have its pick of both sportswear and lifestyle sneaker brands to collaborate with. Still, the aforementioned brands — with the exception of Louis Vuitton in 2017 — have become Supreme’s main footwear collaborators over the years.

The Nike x Supreme collaborations, for example, started during the golden age of Nike SB, when Dunk Lows were the hottest sneaker property in the early to mid ’00s. Since then, the partnership has flourished, with Nike often using Supreme to relaunch a forgotten silhouette in limited numbers before a range of general releases follow. The Nike x Supreme Air Humara or the Nike x Supreme Air Max Tailwind 4 are perfect examples of this strategy. In the early days, Supreme Nike collabs were less frequent than they are now. Nowadays, Supreme and Nike collaborate on two projects every season, bringing the grand total of collaborative releases to four yearly.

Supreme’s Vans collaborations on the other hand, are sometimes used as a blank canvas for three-way collaborations with other artists or designers. The Supreme x Jean Paul Gaultier x Vans collaboration is an example of graphics or signature aesthetics from a third party being printed on an existing Vans model. Due to Vans own aesthetic identity and penchant for crazier designs, Supreme will often utilize some of its more famous graphics — such as its diamond plate graphic or cheetah print — on Vans sneakers.

With so many collaborators and a seemingly endless list of Supreme sneaker collaborations, it can be hard to keep track of all the releases. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most important Supreme sneakers for you below.

Supreme x Jean Paul Gaultier x Vans Chukka Pro and Era Pro

Brand: Supreme x Jean Paul Gaultier x Vans

Model: Chukka Pro and Era Pro

Key Features: Both styles come with a floral print on canvas uppers rendered in either black/burgundy or black/pink colorways. Leather lining and a co-branded insole complete the look.

Release Date: April 2019

Buy: Chukka Pro (StockX), Era Pro (StockX)

Editor’s Notes: The three-way collaboration comprised a Chukka Pro and Era Pro, both of which feature distinct color-blocking and a floral print along the toe box, sides, and heels. Each style arrived in two colorways: a burgundy/black iteration and a lighter black/pink version.

Jean Paul Gaultier is considered by many to be one of the most influential designers of all time. As the designer explained to The New Yorker, Gaultier’s inspirations include “flesh, ethnicity, different kinds of global beauty, cinema, my interest with Madonna, tattoos, the Parisienne, the male as an object.” His designs bring together punk, bondage, and divergent global communities, all of which are reflected in this collection for Supreme.

The Vans sneakers dropped alongside an extensive collection consisting of a double-breasted blazer, cargo suit pants, cargo suit vest, double breasted plaid faux fur coat, reversible backpack MA-1 jackets, trucker jackets, rayon shirts, jeans, sweatshirts, sweatpants, a leather holster, and several accessories.

Supreme x Nike Air Force 1

Brand: Supreme x Nike

Model: Air Force 1

Key Features: Nike’s classic white-on-white Air Force 1 is given the Supreme treatment, which includes a co-branded footbed and lace lock, as well as a debossed, printed logo at the heel. The sneaker is available in two colorways and comes with Supreme-logo laces.

Release Date: March 2020 (ongoing throughout the SS20 season)

Price: $96

Buy: Supreme

Editor’s Notes: Supreme confirmed the Nike Air Force 1 sneaker will be restocked regularly throughout the season, drawing comparisons to Supreme’s Hanes boxer briefs and other accessories that are available all season long. Whether this Air Force 1 will replace one of the SS20 season’s Nike collaborations is yet to be seen.

Supreme x Vans Slip-On Pro

Brand: Supreme x Vans

Model: Slip-On Pro

Key Features: The Sk8-Hi Pro features a premium suede and canvas upper in addition to a diamond plate design printed on the upper, similar to the diamond plate graphic Supreme has used on previous pieces.

Release Date: May 2019

Buy: StockX

Editor’s Notes: Supreme unveiled its second collaboration of the SS19 season with famed skateboarding label Vans. This time, the duo dressed two classic styles — the Sk8-Hi Pro and Slip-On Pro — in a diamond plate graphic, which adorned the upper of both shoes. The same graphic has been used on several previous pieces, including a bandana and a tool box.

Supreme x Vans Sk8-Hi Pro "Diamond Plate"

Brand: Supreme x Vans

Model: Sk8-Hi Pro “Diamond Plate”

Key Features: The Slip-On Pro features a fully canvas upper with leather lining and a vulcanized outsole. Similar to the Sk8-Hi Pro, this model also boasts a diamond plate design printed on the upper, much like the diamond plate graphic Supreme has used on prior pieces.

Release Date: May 2019


Editor’s Notes: This release was the second half of the second Supreme SS19 collaboration with Vans alongside the Slip on Pro featured above.

Supreme x Clarks Originals Wallabee

Brand: Supreme x Clarks Originals

Model: Wallabee

Key Features: A premium suede upper is printed with a paisley bandana pattern that comes in four colorways. The upper sits on a crepe sole.

Release Date: May 2019

Buy: Bandana black (StockX), Bandana navy (StockX)

Editor’s Notes: Supreme announced this 2019 collaboration with Clarks Originals, this time introducing a custom version of the latter’s iconic Wallabee.

Supreme x Nike Air Jordan 14

Brand: Supreme x Nike (Jordan Brand)

Model: Air Jordan 14

Key Features: This Supreme 2019 take arrived in two colorways, black/blue/grey/red and white/black/grey/red, together with a leather and nubuck upper carefully punctuated with metal studs. Jordan and Supreme co-branding features prominently on the shoe. Contrasting midsole panels round off the maximalist aesthetic. The design is said to have been inspired by a studded leather jacket worn by Michael Jordan at one of his ceremony appearances in 1995.

Release Date: June 2019

Buy: White pair (StockX), Black pair (StockX)

Editor’s Notes: Supreme and Jordan Brand teamed up for a rework of the fabled Air Jordan 14 model. The shoe was famously worn by Michael Jordan during the 1998 finals when he secured his sixth and final ring. Inspired by the basketball legend’s love of luxury cars, the AJ XIV is also the last signature model worn on court by Jordan with the Chicago Bulls.

Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low

Brand: Supreme x Nike SB

Model: Dunk Low

Key Features: Arriving in three colorways, the Supreme-designed Nike SB Dunk Low comes with a two-tone upper, which sees the toe box given a metallic leather finish. The heel features a Zoom Air unit, while the regular Swoosh has been replaced with a Jewel Swoosh.

Release Date: September 2019

Buy: Red/white (StockX), Black/silver (StockX)

Editor’s Notes: Supreme and Nike have worked together every season without fail since 2012, even upping their collective output to two releases per season from 2017 onwards. With Nike SB enjoying a revival of sorts, the Supreme Dunk Low collaboration came at a perfect time. Supreme and Nike previously collaborated on the Dunk Low in 2002 and again in 2012.

Supreme x Nike Air Max 95 Lux

Brand: Supreme x Nike

Model: Air Max 95 Lux

Key Features: The made-in-Italy Supreme x Nike Air Max 95 Lux arrived in three colorways, each equipped with a black sole unit, accompanied by Italian-leather upper options in red, blue and black. Supreme’s logo is laser etched on the upper of each shoe. An Italy-shaped hangtag came attached with each pair, while gold branding appears on the insole, bearing the insignias of both brands, as well as an ingrained “Made in Italy” text.

Release Date: November 2019

Buy: Triple black (StockX), Blue (StockX), Red (StockX)

Editor’s Notes: Supreme’s first take on the Air Max 95 dropped after previous Supreme x Nike Air Max releases like the Air Max 98 and Air Max Tailwind 4.

Supreme x Vans Sk8-Hi Pro

Brand: Supreme x Vans

Model: Sk8-Hi Pro

Key Features: The shoe features a premium suede and canvas upper with embroidered “Fuck the World” graphics, leather lining and a vulcanized waffle outsole. The Sk8-Hi Pros were unveiled in three colorways: black, off-white and checkerboard, and blue and yellow, with iconic Vans checkerboard pattern appearing on one colorway.

Release Date: October 2019

Buy: Black (StockX), Blue (StockX)

Editor’s Notes: For more insight on the Supreme and Vans’ partnership, check out our history of every Supreme x Vans collaborative drop.

Supreme x Clarks Originals Wallabee GORE-TEX